The George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund was established to help academically promising students from the Inland Northwest maximize their potential at the world’s best colleges and universities. Up to two new Marsden Scholars are named each spring from high school seniors whose permanent legal residence is within the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, and a number of scholarships are renewed. Applicants must be high school seniors who have permanent legal residence within the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane (the state of Washington east of the Cascades and the state of Idaho north of the Salmon River). Applicants do not have to be a member of an Episcopal church or any faith community.
Applications are evaluated in their totality, considering: promise of academic excellence, from grades, scores and/or other factors; potential for success and leadership as evidenced by involvement in school, extracurricular and community activities, work and volunteer experience; academic goals; and potential impact of the scholarship on realization of academic goals. In early August, the Cathedral sends the check directly to your school.